Vooma gels aren’t new, but the flavours and packaging have been revamped. With a decent 24g carbs for every 36g sachet, providing 100kcal, they compare favourably to other gels on the market.
Energy comes from a mix of short- and long-chain carbohydrates so that you get an instant boost as well as lasting energy. Extra ingredients include electrolytes, useful if you’re just washing down your gels with water rather than supplementing with energy drink, and L-Carnitine, included to help your body burn fat.
We took the new mocha and vanilla caramel flavours riding and found they weren’t too bulky to take a few along, and the pack tears neatly and easily without goo running all over your hands.
Some might find the caramel flavour too sweet – as we did after more intense efforts – but for steady or tempo intervals at Olympic-distance ride pace it was perfect. It’s expensive, though.
|Name||Vooma energy gel (12)|
|Manufacturer's Description||VOOMA GELS are scientifically designed to assist in ensuring optimal energy delivery through the addition of short chain and long-chain carbohydrates. The product will ensure that hydration levels are maintained during an endurance event, as well as providing the necessary electrolytes for adequate homeostasis in and around the muscle tissue and optimal muscle function. The human body can store sufficient glycogen for activities lasting up to 80 minutes. Once this time frame is passed, energy demand increases and gels are the most convenient form of replenishment as they are pre-digested. The basic Vooma Gel formulation has been designed around these demands, and it contains both short-chain and long-chain carbohydrates for energy re-load and availability. Additionally the Vooma Gel Provides energy and electrolytes and contains functional ingredients aiding in reducing cramping and speeding-up recovery making it an ideal supplement for any person participating in any endurance sporting activity.|